Digitizing sponsorNational Endowment for the Arts (2010)
ContributorPacifica Radio Archives
Recording contains Susan Anderson's 1976 interview with Maya Angelou, talking about her new book Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, her first friendship with a white woman, her sense of religion, her career, and her never ending sense of frustration with her writing. Recording also includes excerpts from Angelou's 1982 speech given at Los Angeles Community College talking about the differences between white women and black women and the women's movement. During her speech she reads her poetry and sings. Broadcast on KPFK, 24 Feb. 19
The preservation of these tapes was funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and by listeners of Pacifica Radio in 2010. Preservation services provided by George Blood Audio and Video.